Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hodge Podge Vol. 52... pretend like I blogged about the BDay party also.

Well I had great expectations of myself to blog about this birthday party we had but I am not motivated and have to many things happening to get that done.  My son's teacher is retiring next week due to an emergency and so we are trying to come up with several last minute things for her, trying to finish prepping my house for guests, and normal life.  When did things get so busy?  I guess always :)
 Again Joyce and Hodge Podge to the rescue so I have something to type up that requires little of me.  It is fun and I greatly appreciate it Joyce :)  After reading my answers go to her page here to link up.  Great fun !!

1. Of all the tools and gadgets you own which do you most enjoy using?

I would say in the kitchen I love my Pampered Chef food chopper and then I also love to use my Cricut to cut vinyl.  I am looking at getting a Silhouette machine though because I love the options it has.  I think that will be my favorite.

2. When (if ever) is impatience a virtue?

I am not sure.  I am not a very patient person and that generally is not a good thing.

3. What temperature do you keep your thermostat set to in winter? Do you have another way to heat your house besides a furnace of some type?

Well we are on Celsius here so it is on 25 at night which is about 77 Fahrenheit but that is a little warm so I will probably try to get it around 72.  We only have radiator heating but it works well.  And lots of blankets :)

4. Do/did you have a close relationship with any of your grandparents?

I was very close to two of my Grandmothers and one Grandfather and I miss them dearly.  I use to go fishing with my Grandpa a lot and spend the night with both of my Grandmas frequently.  My other Grandparents I really did not know.  My Dad's father passed away before I was even born and my Dad's mom I only met once.

5. When did you last have a family portrait taken?

We had one taken last fall and I will get more done in the spring.  Prior to that one though it had been a few years.

6. What does the word patriotism mean to you? 

Well the online definition of it is: love for or devotion to one's country

To me I think it is to be proud of where you come from, stand for freedom and taking care of our country and supporting the military. 

7. Do you like to play cards and if so, what's your favorite card game?

I love to play cards and my favorite is Canasta.  Most of my family plays so I love when we are all together and can have a mini tournament :)   Recently I learned how to play Hearts and that was fun as well.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Well I was going to go on a whole rant about people protesting at military funerals since my mind is on military stuff after question 7 but I don't feel like standing on my soap box.  Instead I will tell you that I am super excited about Thanksgiving for three very different reasons:  1) we have friends visiting and they are bringing their new gorgeous baby.. yes !  2)  I don't have to cook, our oven is so small we ordered dinner from somewhere...  yes!  3) Sarah and I get to go see Breaking Dawn ...even yesser !!


  1. my daughter gets family portraits at least once a year wish I had when my family was young as well come see me at

  2. I'm glad you have lots to look forward to this holiday season. It was a struggle to cook a turkey in my UK oven : ) I have two ovens in my house here. Good luck with all your to-dos!

  3. Sounds like it's going to be a wonderful Thanksgiving for you!

  4. What a wonderful Thanksgiving! (And in response to what you said on my blog, a Keurig is simply a must-have, especially with company coming... there, I gave you your excuse to go get one!) :-)

  5. answer your question on my walk in the woods post-the song on my smilebox is Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band. Have a nice weekend!


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